Theresa May named Jackie Doyle-Price to the newly created post as representatives of 50 countries gathered in London Wednesday for a mental health summit. She also pledged 1.8 million pounds (USD 2.4 million) to ensure the Samaritans charity can continue to offer a free counselling hotline.
Some 4,500 people take their lives every year in England. The Campaign Against Living Miserably, dedicated to preventing male suicide, described the appointment as groundbreaking.
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